Heat Causing Solid Waste and Yard Waste Pickup Delays

Heat has significantly impacted the readiness of our solid waste and yard waste trucks. As a result, we haven’t had enough available trucks to maintain solid waste and yard waste pickup schedules. Equipment issues with these trucks in such hot and humid conditions as we’ve experienced over the last few weeks are not uncommon. We apologize to residents for the inconvenience. Our first priority is to pick up solid waste (green carts). Our staff is currently working on its off days of Wednesdays and Saturdays to catch up on missed routes. Our second priority is yard waste (brown carts) and it may not be collected this week. At this time, it is recommended to leave solid waste out for pickup and it will be collected as soon as possible. We hope to be back on schedule next week and will keep residents informed on our progress. 

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Driving Safety Programs

Bike Safe NC

Bike Safe NC is an initiative of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program in partnership with law enforcement agencies.  It is a proactive approach to reduce motorcycle crashes and fatalities on North Carolina roadways.  Participants interact with motor officers of the Fayetteville Police Department in a classroom and on-the-road ride-outs.  Topics include professional riding techniques, observation skills, hazard management and collision avoidance.   There is no cost to attend or participate.

Booze Buggy

The Traffic Unit utilizes the Booze Buggy for DWI prevention education. This program is open to licensed adults 16 and older. With the use of Fatal Vision Goggles, the driver can operate the Booze Buggy through a driving course. The program is designed to educate the motoring public about the effects impairing substances have on driving abilities by simulating the effects of drunk driving through practical hands-on exercises. Call 433-1036 or 433-1060.

CARS Program

The Fayetteville Police Department identifies high traffic accident locations (intersections and roadways) where car crashes occur more frequently through its Crash Analysis Reduction Strategy (CARS).  The data reviewed for selective enforcement initiatives includes locations with a high frequency of accidents, areas that citizens have highlighted as problematic, and where crime and vehicle accident data overlays identify an opportunity to prevent and reduce crime. 

The Traffic Safety Unit will identify on a weekly basis the top ten intersections for motor vehicle accidents and disseminate these locations to the patrol districts for traffic enforcement and high visibility support.  Of the ten intersections, the Traffic Safety Unit will be responsible for the CARS initiative. Three locations will be identified for targeted enforcement utilizing written warnings and state citations for raising awareness levels and altering motorist behavior at these locations. 

A press release will be disseminated the week prior advising of the three locations where focused enforcement will occur each day at each location.  The press release will include the enforcement results of the prior week to include a breakdown of the traffic and warning citations issued and the violations cited.    


Don't Text and Drive

The Fayetteville Police Department, with support of senior management, partnered with the Fayetteville Fireantz to produce Public Safety Announcements featuring hockey players and police officers warning about the dangers of texting and driving. 

Speed Sentries

Speed Sentries are another tool utilized by our Traffic Unit and Patrol Districts to monitor speeding in areas throughout the city. The signs are mobile and can be moved throughout the city.

These signs are placed in areas where speeding complaints have been received by residents or officers have noticed what they believe to be an increase in speeding in the area.

The signs record the speed and the time of day of passing vehicles.  The data collected from these signs allow supervisors to deploy officers where needed to help enforce speeding laws.